The Cal Maritime Police Department provides 24 hours a day, year round, protection for the campus community. We are a fully vested police department, recognized by the California Police Officers Standards of Training. Police department personnel are the first responders to campus emergencies.

The department is empowered as a full- service state law enforcement agency pursuant to section 830.2 (b) of the California Penal Code and fully subscribes to the standards of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Officers receive the same basic training as city and county peace officers throughout the state, plus additional training to meet the unique needs of a campus environment.

The department handles all patrol, investigation, crime prevention education, emergency preparedness, and related law enforcement duties for the campus community and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The Cal Maritime Police Department currently employs a force of 10 sworn police officers with full arrest powers; 8 civilian support employees; and a student assistant to assist daily operations.

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The CSU Maritime Academy Police Department will work in concert with the diverse citizenry and campus community to protect the people and their property. We will safeguard the rights of our constituents with undying dedication. We will never waver from our Core Values and always strive to be an innovative and ethical law enforcement agency.


The unique setting of the CSU Maritime Academy is alluring and ever changing. Although achieving higher education is the goal, sometimes invasive disorder can diminish and devalue the learning environment. The Cal Maritime Police Department will strive to protect our students, faculty, staff, and neighboring community from those who would cause detriment. We will achieve our goals by developing genuine partnerships within our collegiate community.

Core Values


I will motivate, inspire, reward, and empower others by my positive actions.


I will always be dedicated to doing what is right and my ethical standards will not be compromised.


I will be uncompromisingly committed to truth as the baseline measurement for my courage.


I will be firmly committed to protecting and supporting my colleagues as we work towards our goals and objectives. 

University Police Policy Manual

Department Policies SB 978

The Cal Maritime Academy Police Department’s operational procedures and training material guide personnel in their work duties.  All current department policies and procedures are posted in accordance with SB-978 (Penal Code Section 13650) with the exception of policies and procedures, and associated education and training materials, relating to tactics, security, and issues of officer safety, which are not otherwise available to the public.  The goal in providing our policies and procedures online is to increase transparency and encourage feedback from the Cal Maritime Academy community along with the local community in which we proudly serve. For inquiries, please email questions to: or call (707) 654-1179.

CMPD Policy 449-Portable Audio/Video Recorders

UPD Policy Manual


Emergency 911
Non-Emergency: 707-654-1176
Administration Desk: 707-654-1179